About THE FIRM

Welcome to OnlyWhenYouWin!  We are a top Philadelphia based litigation firm which practices personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, motor vehicle accident, and medical malpractice law.  We believe that the only way to get justice for our clients is to first build trust.  That is why our firm is constantly in contact with our clients to make sure that we address all questions and concerns from the very beginning to the final outcome.  Founded by Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. and Erik K. Vogel, our team’s decades of legal experience has provided us with the ability to win cases as diverse as our clients are.

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If you have been injured and are looking for legal representation, we’re here to help. The first step in beginning a case is to meet with our team for a free and confidential consultation. During your initial consultation, you’ll get one-on-one time with an attorney to discuss your injury, the financial, emotional, and health damages you have experienced as a result of your injury, the goals you have in mind, and the next steps to take. You will never, ever see a bill from us until you collect money.

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Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.

ATTorney at law

Thomas J. Petrelli is a Philadelphia-based attorney whose LLM in trial advocacy gives
him unique expertise in taking cases to trial.
In addition to his trial experience, Tom has a strong background in mediation and has received several national and peer-reviewed awards, including be named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2009.

Education

  • LLM, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
  • Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, S. Royalton, VT
  • Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, S. Royalton, VT
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Awards

  • Named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Superb AVVO Rating of 10
  • Selected for inclusion to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015
  • Recognized in Who’s Who of American Lawyers:2006 -2009
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best” of Pennsylvania 2014 and 2015
  • Rue Ratings’ 2015 “Best Attorneys of America” (only 100 attorneys in each State selected)
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys – Premier 100 in Pennsylvania 2015
  • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2014 and 2015

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court
  • Justinian Society
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
ERIK K. VOGEL

Erik K. Vogel

ATTorney at law

Erik K. Vogel has been representing injured persons and victims of negligence, including family members in cases of wrongful death, for decades. His personal injury practice includes complex civil litigation and trials, medical malpractice, medical negligence, product liability, workplace accidents, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, slip/trip and falls, construction accidents, and assault and battery.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Temple University School of Law,
    Philadelphia, PA

Awards

  • Pennsylvania SuperLawyer, Rising Star, in 2005,2006, 2007 and 2010

    (There was no Rising Star publication in 2009 – Only 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40 received this honor.)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated with a Distinguished Rating of “Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards”

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Invited to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy, 2003
  • Arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
thomas-burnett

Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr.

ATTorney at law

Thomas J. Petrelli is a Philadelphia-based attorney whose LLM in trial advocacy gives
him unique expertise in taking cases to trial.
In addition to his trial experience, Tom has a strong background in mediation and has received several national and peer-reviewed awards, including be named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2009.

Education

  • LLM, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
  • Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, S. Royalton, VT
  • Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, S. Royalton, VT
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Awards

  • Named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Superb AVVO Rating of 10
  • Selected for inclusion to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015
  • Recognized in Who’s Who of American Lawyers:2006 -2009
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best” of Pennsylvania 2014 and 2015
  • Rue Ratings’ 2015 “Best Attorneys of America” (only 100 attorneys in each State selected)
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys – Premier 100 in Pennsylvania 2015
  • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2014 and 2015

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Real Estate Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court
  • Justinian Society
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
ERIK K. VOGEL

Erik K. Vogel

ATTorney at law

Erik K. Vogel has been representing injured persons and victims of negligence, including family members in cases of wrongful death, for decades. His personal injury practice includes complex civil litigation and trials, medical malpractice, medical negligence, product liability, workplace accidents, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, slip/trip and falls, construction accidents, and assault and battery.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Temple University School of Law,
    Philadelphia, PA

Awards

  • Pennsylvania SuperLawyer, Rising Star, in 2005,2006, 2007 and 2010

    (There was no Rising Star publication in 2009 – Only 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40 received this honor.)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated with a Distinguished Rating of “Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards”

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Invited to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy, 2003
  • Arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Recent Awards & Recoveries

  • $2,600,000

    Product Liability Suit
  • $1,625,000

    Medical Malpractice / Product Liability / Negligence
  • Testimonial

    Dear Erik Vogel, Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your help in this sensitive matter. R.M.

    - R.M.

    R.M. (2015)

  • Testimonial

    We really appreciate the work you did to help us with this matter. Best Regards, Client

    - Client Recommendation

    Client (2015)

  • Testimonial

    Mr. Vogel, Thank you again for making this process so seamless for our family. Your professionalism has been amazing. M.C.

    - M.C.

    M.C. (2015)

  • Testimonial

    Hello Erik, Thank you for the work you’ve done to help us straighten out [this matter]. We truly appreciate the results achieved and the pending payouts. Sincerely, G.N.

    - G.N.

    G.N. (2014)

  • Testimonial

    Dear Erik, On behalf of my family, I want to thank you for your support and hard work during a very difficult time in our life. Sincerely, J.S. & Family

    - J.S. & Family

    J.S. & Family (2008)

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